Will Aaron Rodgers seek a trade elsewhere? Aaron Rodgers unsure of next season. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wasn’t a happy camper after the team’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship Game.
“[The Packers have] a lot of guys’ futures that are uncertain — myself included,” Rodgers said as part of an answer about how different the team could look next season and what the 2020 campaign meant to him. “That’s what’s sad about it, most, getting this far. Obviously, it’s going to be an end at some point, whether we make it past this one or not, but just the uncertainty’s tough and finality of it all.”
The 37-year-old quarterback, who signed a $134 million contract extension in 2018, is under contract through 2023. However, he could attempt to force his way out in the offseason.
Even though Rodgers seems to want out, head coach Matt LaFleur said he hopes to have the future Hall of Famer back next season.
News of Aaron Rodgers Unsure of Being a Packer Next Year
“I sure as hell hope so,” LaFleur said. “I mean, the guy’s the MVP of this league. He’s the heart and soul of our football team. So, hell yeah, he better be back here. He’s our leader, and you know, just so appreciative of him buying into what we’re trying to get done around here and leading that group. His voice carries a lot of weight in that locker room and just, you know, I feel for him. Him being in this situation and for us not to get it done, man, it hurts.”
Despite the success he had this season, Rodgers spoke with some uncertainty about the future.
“It’s a good question,” Rodgers said when asked what’s next for him. “I don’t know; I really don’t. There’s a lot of unknowns going into this offseason now. I’m going to have to take some time away, for sure, and clear my head and just kind of see what’s going on with everything. But it’s pretty tough right now, especially thinking about the guys that may or may not be here next year. There’s always change. That’s the only constant in this business.
“It’s a grind just to get to this point. And that makes the finality of it all kind of hit you like a ton of bricks. That’s why it’s a gutting feeling in your stomach.”